Reach Back

When you find yourself at a new elevation in life, offer another person the same vantage point.

As you reach forward with one hand, accept the advice of those who have gone before you, and in the same manner, reach back with the other hand to those who follow you; for life is a fragile chain of experiences held together by love.

From a card my father gave me when I was a college student. This has stayed with me for many years and has inspired my philosophy as an educator.

Colleen Sweeney